The easiest way to build a poker bankroll


dollarsJust like in all forms of gambling, it is easier to make small amounts than it is to make very large amounts. For example, you could go into a casino and play roulette and despite the house having the edge, if you goal was to only win $10 and then quit, then your chances of doing so would be very good.

This applies to other areas as well, like sports betting and certainly poker. If you want to make $100 per week playing poker then this is an easier task than trying to make $1,000 per week.

Firstly, the smaller figure is easier to attain and in this instance it is ten times smaller than $1,000 and secondly by shooting lower, you can play low stakes and not encounter tough opponents. Many players try playing No-Limit Hold’em but that is a tough game to make money at once you get above NL25. In fact, many players that are new to the game simply never get what is required to beat the game and most only recycle money. The facts are that you could win a large percentage of your pots in No-Limit Hold’em and still be a net loser.

One of the best and relatively simple ways to build a bankroll in online poker, is by playing Double or Nothing SNG’s at low-stakes levels. These tournaments for the uninitiated are single table tournaments where the tournament ends when 50% of the field have been eliminated. The remaining 50% of the field then simply double their buy in irrespective of how many chips they have. The remaining players all get the same amount of prize money whether they are the chip leader or the short stack.

The strategy to beat these games is to concentrate more on survival than chip accumulation. In a normal poker tournament, you are rewarded more for having more chips because there is a prize ladder. However, in Double or Nothing SNG’s there is only one prize money increment and that goes from $0 to cashing the same amount. So if you buy into a $5 SNG and you are one of the first 50% of the field to bust out then your return is $0. If you are part of the remaining 50% then your return is $10 and the tournament immediately ends… simple!

The fact of the matter is that thousands upon thousands of players enter these events all the time and most of these players play badly in them. Getting eliminated needlessly seems to be the obvious flaw of the players that lose or merely recycle money. A good DON player should cash in the region of around 75% of the time at the low stakes levels.

They are by far the easiest form of online poker around today that enables you to build your bankroll and make money from online poker with as little fluctuation and stress as possible.